Friday, November 09, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Smoking questioned for stores that sell lottery tickets | - Houston Chronicle: "AUSTIN — The Texas Lottery Commission's sale of tickets in stores that allow smoking could be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the attorney general's office said.

Lewisville resident Billy Williams complained to the commission in 2006 that he had an asthma attack after buying a ticket at a smoky store. He said his rights were violated because the store allowed smoking.

'A court would probably find that the Texas Lottery Commission violates the Americans with Disabilities Act if it fails to provide Texas residents with 'meaningful access' to state services' in this case, lottery tickets, Attorney General Greg Abbott's office said."

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